‘Lakhs Of Jobs At Stake,’ Multiplex Association Of India Urges Govt To Reopen Cinemas, Cites Rs 9000 Cr Loss

The Multiplex Association of India on Tuesday urged the government of India to allow reopening of movie theatres ‘on an urgent basis’. In its appeal, the cinema body highlighted that the movie exhibition sector that provides employment to lakhs of people lost an estimated Rs 9,000 crore in the last…

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telangana coronavirus news: Telangana reports 2.73K Covid-19 cases, death toll reaches 836

HYDERABAD: Telangana on Tuesday reported 2,734 Covid-19 positive cases, taking the state’s tally to 1,27,697 cases. The state said males accounted for more than 64% of the infected people. The state recorded increased active cases and lower recoveries, resulting in the lower than national average recovery rate. Among the total…

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New National Pension Scheme enrolments take a knock in June, lowest since September 2017

NEW DELHI: The government-run National Pension Scheme registered 29,155 new subscribers in June, its lowest count since September 2017 when computation of official payroll data began, suggesting a significant drop in hiring and disposable income amid the viral pandemic. The month-on-month payroll data, computed by the ministry of statistics and…

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HD Kumaraswamy hits out at Centre for blaming pandemic for contraction of country’s economy

BENGALURU: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday hit out at the Centre for calling the COVID-19 pandemic an ‘Act of God’ resulting in contraction of the country’s economy. He was referring to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s comment during the 41st GST Council meeting where she had…

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College students’ mental health worst-hit by the coronavirus-induced lockdown: Study

NEW DELHI: A mental health study done on over 8,000 individuals found that college students were the most affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. Conducted by YourDost, an online mental health platform, the study found that the second worst-affected segment of people was working professionals. They were…

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